NHL Division Standings after Oct 23 in 1971-72 season

EASTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
NY Rangers 5-1-1 11 29 22 2-1-0 3-0-1 3-1-1
Montreal 4-1-2 10 31 19 1-0-1 3-1-1 2-1-1
Boston 4-1-1 9 24 13 2-1-1 2-0-0 3-1-1
Vancouver 3-5-0 6 21 31 1-4-0 2-1-0 0-2-0
Toronto 2-3-2 6 20 27 1-2-0 1-1-2 1-3-1
Detroit 2-4-0 4 18 24 2-1-0 0-3-0 1-1-0
Buffalo 2-6-0 4 20 35 1-2-0 1-4-0 1-2-0
WESTERN DIVISION
  W-L-T Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Chicago 7-1-0 14 25 12 3-0-0 4-1-0 5-0-0
Pittsburgh 5-2-0 10 24 14 2-1-0 3-1-0 4-1-0
Min N Stars 4-1-1 9 22 9 2-1-1 2-0-0 0-1-0
Los Angeles 2-5-1 5 18 27 0-3-0 2-2-1 1-4-1
Philadelphia 2-4-0 4 13 22 0-1-0 2-3-0 2-2-0
St Louis 2-5-0 4 22 20 2-3-0 0-2-0 0-2-0
California 0-5-2 2 22 34 0-5-2 0-0-0 0-2-1

Montreal 3, Los Angeles 1
Toronto 5, Philadelphia 3
NY Rangers 4, St Louis 3
Min N Stars 5, Buffalo 1
Chicago 5, Pittsburgh 2